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Rights Watch | 8th May 2021

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IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah termed the Federal Investigation Agency's use of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act against journalists the ‘worst example of censorship’ during a hearing in the case of journalist Asad Ali Toor. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 7th May 2021

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Eagle Squad officers on Wednesday allegedly opened fire on a car at Sariab Road, Quetta, killing 22-year-old student Faizan Jattak and injuring his cousin. Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani assured justice to the slain youth's family. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.

The Long Arm of the Law: Police Violence in 2020

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The murders of Osama Satti in Islamabad, Sultan Nazeer in Karachi and Muhammad Waqas Ahmed in Faisalabad at the hands of law enforcement agencies point toward a system that is content with its history and unofficial policy of brutal police violence meted out to the very people it is meant to protect. Is justice even achievable for innocents caught in the crosshairs?
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Rights Watch | 9th March 2021

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A Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday adjourned till March 11 hearing for the jail trial of Abid Malhi and Shafqat Bagga, accused in the motorway gang-rape incident, following cross-examination of four prosecution witnesses. For more human rights-related stories, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 23rd February 2021

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Landi Kotal and Bara tehsils of Khyber district get civil courts under directives of the PHC to facilitate access to justice to former-FATA residents. District headquarters in Jamrud to be shifted in two months, following which all courts in the district will be made functional. For more human rights stories, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 9th January 2021

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Commuters in Karachi on Friday clashed with rally-goers protesting against target killing of Hazara Shia coal miners in Balochistan last week. For more news on the human rights situation in Pakistan, check out Rights Watch.
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Rights Watch | 2nd December 2020

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Barang tehsil's first police station inaugurated in Memola Town; Rawalpindi police move court to open inquiry into death of youth who sustained bullet wounds during a police raid; polio vaccination campaign in Thorhi Bijar village of Qambar-Shahdatkot district in Sindh temporarily disrupted by local imam.